8415.0 - Mining Operations, Australia, 2005-06  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/10/2007   
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11/12/2007 Note: Re-issue of Mining Commodities Data Cube released on 19/10/07. Minor changes to Table 1 and Table 2 regarding Silica sand and Total construction sand and related categories.

19/10/2007 Note: An additional Data Cube relating to Mining Commodities was released on 19th October.



This publication presents estimates, from the annual Economic Activity Survey, of the economic and financial performance of the Australian mining industry for 2005-06, together with data on a comparable basis from 2001-02 and intervening years.

Details of Australia's mining commodities produced shown in Chapter 4 are obtained from the various state and Northern Territory government departments responsible for the collection of these statistics. See Explanatory Notes paragraphs 40-43 for more detail.


The data in this publication will be the last released on the basis of the 1993 edition of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC). Commencing with 2006-07 data, results will be presented on the basis of a new (2006) edition of the ANZSIC.

The 2006-07 issue of this publication will also contain data for 2004-05 and 2005-06 on the basis of the 2006 ANZSIC, as an aid to analysis.

For further details see paragraph 3 of the Explanatory Notes.


Estimates for earlier years have been revised since the previous issue of this publication. The revisions are incorporated in this publication and in the extended data spreadsheets available free on-line.

The effect of these revisions on the 2004-05 national estimates of key variables for the Mining industry has been an increase of 0.7% (or $464m) in sales and service income, an increase of 1.8% ($136m) in wages and salaries paid, and an increase of 2.9% ($1,141m) in industry value added. Effects may be greater at lower levels of the industry classification and/or for other variables.


The text components of this publication are available free on-line. A PDF publication and extended data spreadsheets are also available free on-line.

Other information is also available via the Mining Statistics theme page. To access the theme page, go to the ABS web site home page <https://abs.gov.au>. Access the Themes page by either opening the Themes hotlink from the top menu bar or opening the Industry hotlink shown under Themes, in the left-side navigator. Then open the Mining hotlink shown under Industry.


For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Phillip Lui on Sydney (02) 9268 4269.